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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - July 20, 1963, Bennington, Vermont Bennington Banner saturday july 20, 1963-7 southwestern Vermont ski areas expand facilities pads to heart new yorker has three stage proposal to make billiards a family recreation Maurice Joachim owner of the Green Mountain billiard lounge which opens today at 125 North Bennington Road has been a billiard enthusiast Ever since his boyhood in India and England where he says billiards is a game played and enjoyed by the entire family. In the United states Joachim complains billiards has been desecrated by the Pool Hall atmosphere in which it used to be played. The game need not a indeed should not according to Joachim be associated with sawdust smoke spi Toons and the toughs who too often hang out in Pool Halls. In his newly established billiard parlor Here Joachim Hopes to raise the Public image of billiards and return it to what he considers its rightful position As a family game. Joachim has a three Point program aimed at changing a a false Public Conception Quot of the game. First he has furnished his lounge with six pocket billiards tables and one Cushion billiards table manufactured by the Brunswick corp. The traditional Green Felt coverings of the tables have been replaced by coverings in such a modern colors Quot As Gold and beige a step calculated to dissociate the modern billiard lounge from the old fashioned Pool Hall. Each table has a Builtin scoring apparatus. Secondly Joachim intends to enforce a set of rules that will govern the conduct of All patrons of the establishment. Wagering the use of profane language loud or Bol Strous conduct and sitting on tables will be strictly prohibited. And thirdly Joachim will emphasize the suitability of the game for women and Young people. A billiards Quot he says a is an Ideal game for women. It does not require heft or strength As do sports such As Golf and swimming but Only the ability to skilfully manipulate a 17-ounce the game according to showing her How mrs. John Guzzardo of hushing ny., gets a lesson from her husband in handling the Bridge at the Green Mountain billiard lounge at 125 North Bennington Road. The Guzzardo Nephew John Sheridan looks on. The lounge which opens today will promote billiards staff photo a Buckler As a family recreation. Joachim requires coordination skill and patience All qualities with which the fair sex is Well endowed. In addition he claims a woman can make herself look attractive when she drapes herself Over a billiards table which she can t do when playing competitive sports. And playing billiards he claims does no to abnormally develop hands or shoulder and leg Muscles As other forms of exercise tend to do. Women Joachim says can Excel at the game. One of the Best players he has known was a Gerald e. Morrissey. Inc. 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Dewey amp son phone 2-6516 107 Mckinley Street Bennington Vermont of my resorts Eye increased Winter Trade new spurt in year round business 65-year-old woman who weighed Only 90 pounds. The new billiard lounge is also designed to Appeal to the younger set youths under 18 who wish to play billiards either with their parents or their contemporaries. As a matter of fact the strict Laws in new York state on the playing of billiards by minors was the crucial Factor in Joachim a decision to establish a billiard lounge Here. Joachim lives in Troy ., where he owns and operates the hotel Troy. Joachim regards the attitude of Vermont a lawmakers towards the game a no other state in the Union Quot he declares a has so sensible and logical an approach to the operation of a billiard parlor As Vermont by allowing Young people under 18 to play until 9 . If they have the written permission of their parents recognizes that a teen agers can enjoy healthy activities in healthy surroundings and use up some of their Youthful exuberance if their parents select a proper billiard lounge under proper the Laws in new York and Massachusetts prohibiting teenagers from playing the game unless accompanied by an adult Are particularly foolish Joachim says because the Early years Are the Best time to learn. Most world champions have started at about to he believes. He also Hopes to organize tournaments with enthusiasts from local Mills and organizations participating. Winners he says will be Given professional jointed cues designed by Hie late Willie Hoppe a former world Champion. If his Bennington establishment is a Success Joachim not Only plans to expand it to 20 tables but to open billiard lounges in Rutland Burlington and other Vermont cities. If the lounges attract Large numbers of new yorkers it will serve the new York state authorities right for a re roof a by Warren Buckler southwestern Vermont ski areas have launched construction and expansion programs to accommodate More Winter patrons and to Advance the resorts toward four season business. Several areas Are operating chairlifts this summer for tourists who want a Birds Eye View of the Green Mountain state. The lift rides reportedly attracting larger crowds every year May at some of the larger resorts soon become Only a Small part of the total summer recreation picture. The resort making the most elaborate Effort to Cater to visitors year round is it. Snow in Dover. A 6,000-Square-foot putting Green for guests at Snow Lake Lodge the resort s 120-unit chalet has already been completed. A modern cocktail lounge for the Lodge is under construction. The Lodge is open for the summer tourist Trade As Well As for Winters skiers. A 1,100-acre, 18 Hole Golf course in West Dover is still on the drawing boards but a it. Snow spokesman reports work on the course May begin towards the end of the summer. In it. Snow Village a vacation Home Center near the resort about 12 of an expected 40 year round vacation Homes have been completed or Are under construction. Most Are chalet or a Frame Type structures. Expected to be partially ready for skiers at it. Snow by the time the Snow flies is what will eventually become a new expert ski area on the North Side of the Mountain. The installation this summer of a new double chair lift a the resorts 10th in to years of operations will inaugurate the expansion program on the North face and will increase total capacity of the areas lifts to 13,000 per hour making it. Snow its owners claim the ski resort with in largest lift capacity in the world. The new lift a Higler Speed electric italian Model reportedly has a capacity of 1,000 riders per hour. A new Trail on the North Side will be ready for skiers this Winter and two others a the psf and the jaws of death a Are being widened. A two mile Access Road from the base Lodge Toa new base Lodge planned for the new area is expected to be opened next year. Meanwhile the resort is enlarging the Wing of the main base Lodge that now houses the ski shop ski rental department hos their intolerance according to Joachim. Joachim who was born in Calcutta India and educated there and in England came to this country in 1938 under contract to the Lee Keedick lecture Bureau to speak on conditions in the Orient. He was then invited to work with the Federal Council of churches of Christ to inaugurate a radio program called National radio vespers. He was a radio producer and writer before entering the Field of real estate development. While inner York he became a Friend of the late Willie Hoppe. Joachim runs a billiard lounge in Troy and owns an interest in one in Saratoga Springs Howard Morey and Douglas Morey of Hoosick Falls Will manage the local establishment. Roofing of All types easy terms 115 Pratt St. Phone 2-2317 Monument roofing amp Sheet Metal co. Bennington guaranteed free estimates brought Iron railings All sizes free delivery ready made Concrete Steps free installation homeowners a contractors a amp a Concrete Steps amp prod. Coll collect Bennington it. 442-4002 curbing Block splash blocks septic tanks Flower pots Etc. Pital and first Aid shop information Center and Post office by widening it 60 feet and adding a second Story. Another ski area anticipating a year round resort status in the future is Stratton Mountain. The Stratton Mountain inn now boasts a recently completed outdoor swimming Pool and two new Tennis courts. Land for an 18-Hole Golf course designed by Geoffrey Cornish of Amherst mass., is being cleared. The course is still considered a Longe Range project however. In a Stratton Mountain residential development at the base of the Mountain some 18 vacation Homes have been completed. About the same number Are expected to go up before the end of the summer according to a spokesman for the area. The Chapel of the snows an interdenominational Chapel on Stratton has been started and is expected to be finished by the fall foliage season. A Concrete foundation for the Chapel according to the spokesman has been poured. The remainder of the Structure will be of Wood. Skiers at Stratton Mountain this Winter will find a new Trail system for experts from the top to the Bottom of the Mountain and a new intermediate Trail. Both Are being Cut burned and bulldozed this summer. The resort is also completing a new Novice and instruction area with its own 2,700-foot to bar lift. Another new to bar lift will run from the top of the Novice chairlift to the mid station. Other trails used last Winter Are being bulldozed and improved. Continued expansion of the Snow shed Novice area is the major item on the summer work program at the Killington ski area in Sherburne. A new double chairlift in the Snow shed area will increase Killington a lift capacity from 5,800 to 7,100 skiers per hour and make it a spokesman claims the states third largest area in size of its facilities. The Sherburne resort is now in the second year of a four year expansion program. Rapid growth which includes the installation of More lifts and the construction of More Lodge facilities can be expected during the next two years. About 20 per cent of the lift and Trail potential at Killington according to a spokesman has been developed. If Winters continue to be snowy and crowds continue to grow As anticipated some 1,400 additional Beds will be needed in and around the resort the spokesman estimates. Two motels a new restaurant and some 25 private chalets Are under construction this summer. Also planned for the Snow shed area is a new 6,600-Square foot pre fabricated Lodge manufactured by the Stanmar co. Of Sudbury mass. The area plans to provide food services with vending machines this Winter but the Lodge has been designed so that it can be converted to a cafeteria of this should prove unsatisfactory. To insure a Long skiing season in the Snow shed area the resort a spokesman has announced plans to have Snow making equipment in operation this Winter. The equipment which can reportedly Supply two thirds of the Novice area will not Only be used to extend the season As Long As possible but will serve As a guarantee against a Snow less Winter. Work on another Trail that will feed into the Novice base area is in Progress at Stratton Mountain this summer. The Trail under the lift has been broadened to create a wide open slope. Trails in the Ramshead development for intermediate skiers which covers one of four peaks in the Killington Basin Are being groomed and improved. The platform at the top of the lift something of a bottleneck last Winter is being widened by 60 feet. The Ramshead Lodge will be refinished before the season begins. Also planned at Killington this summer is the construction of a maintenance and storage building for Snow cats and Trail packing equipment. Magic Mountain ski areas owner Hans Thomer reports that the Londonderry resort will not operate lifts for summer tourists this year but will concentrate on ski Trail maintenance and new construction. A parking area a maintenance building a new Road to a residential area and a three Quarter mile water main Are planned. Hogback Mountain reports that a maintenance building for the storage and maintenance of Snow cats and other equipment is under construction. The Marlboro resort is also putting in a skating rink next to its base Lodge in an Effort to expand Winter sports facilities. In addition routine Trail cutting and improvement is in Progress. A spokesman says there Are numerous visitors to the areas gift shop and Alpenglow cafeteria both of which Are open this summer. Near the Pico Peak ski area in Sherburne the Sperry ski club from Long Island ., is having its own Lodge built. Otherwise summer work at the area consists primarily of Trail widening routine maintenance and parking area expansion. At big Bromley ski area in Peru summer expansion activities will be restricted to Trail maintenance and improvement of parking facilities. Still to announce summer plans Are the dutch Hill ski area in Heartwellville and the Prospect Mountain ski area in Woodford. Work is planned at both resorts but announcements of particulars have been withheld pending stockholders meetings this month. St. Louis up a Teddy a Large red dog made his Way to the Thompson Home in suburban Chesterfield to. To get there the animal had to Cross the Mississippi River and walk through the City of St. Louis. The dog part Labrador retriever and part Collie was donated to the humane society after being suspected of killing sheep. The society sold the dog to a Madison. 111., family. But Teddy did no to Illinois. Teen Ager Mary Thompson figures it this Way a Teddy apparently did no to like Illinois. He walked All the Way from Madison to our House in Chesterfield a distance of about 35 stay Long in All Cotton skirts reduced by 20% mimes we give plaid Stamps ifs easy when you install . Delco up to 5 years to pay Quot you can heat Hefter for less with Oil . Winslow pm climbing amp heating Supply co. 441 main Street Bennington it. Now open Bennington a newest family recreation Center Green Mountain billiard lounge 125 no. Bennington Road Tel. 442-9803 learn or play the fascinating game of billiards on regulation tournament tables in air conditioned surroundings. Free parking facilities open daily at to . Sundays at 1 00 . S table a reservations a by Telephone j if you wish notice to parents written permission from parents entitles children under 18 to Playl ladies invited

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